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What You'll Learn:
  • ALIGNMENT: Discover your preferences, create proper head space, and gain control of your hormone response
  • STAMINA: Develop strength in your focus and flexibility in your outcomes to give birth empowered and free of trauma
  • BIRTH IN YOUR POWER: Learn how to advocate for yourself, utilize your voice, and own your space
  • Birthing is becoming
  • Emotional Readiness / Integrating Fear
  • Evidence-Based Research
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Techniques
  • Prenatal Nutrition & Ritual
  • Kundalini & Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Creating personalized Birth & Postpartum Maps
  • Hands-On, Partner-Supported Labor Techniques
  • Labyrinth Art Project for meditation
  • Stages of Labor & Alternative Outcomes
  • Optimal Birthing Positions for any setting
  • Natural Remedies for Birther & Baby
  • Breast/Chestfeeding Information & Support
  • Personal Empowerment & Self-Discovery
Pre-requisites:
  • Expectant birthers and couples only. Those with a yoga background will appreciate the depth of this content, but it is by no means expected or required. This course is appropriate for beginners and advanced yogis alike.
Who this course is for:
  • Those who see the world through a holistic lens
  • Those who consider birth to be a spiritually enriching experience
  • Those who value inclusivity and are supportive of all birthers choices
  • Those who value research and evidence based practices
  • Those who believe that birth doesn't have to be painful, scary, or traumatic
  • Those who are trauma survivors and want more tools for navigating childbirth
  • Those who are seeking to deepen their sense of intuition and give birth fully present
Who this course is NOT for:
  • Not for those looking for a black & white, flow chart, or "homework style" method (see course description for more info)
  • Not for those uninterested in yoga, both as a practice and a way of life
Created By:

Bhava Birth

Instructor:

Stephanie Sorensen, CYT, CD, CBE

Date of Release

January 1, 2021

Last Updated

02/24/2021

Bhava Birth Education Course

Course Description

There is no one right way to give birth. Learning only one rigid method can be limiting and create potential trauma. Being tuned in to your intuition is the BEST tool for an empowered birth. Essentially, the method is YOU!

There are many wonderful childbirth educational courses around today. How can you know if Bhava Birth is a good fit for you? Some courses approach childbirth preparation by teaching strict METHODS, which usually include daily practices, homework assignments, flow charts, and specific breathing/mental exercises. Other courses approach it from a more philosophical standpoint, exploring birth from a broad lens, allowing birthers to see the bigger work at play. Bhava Birth rests comfortably in the middle of these two approaches. Enrollees will learn a wide variety of yogic breathing and meditation practices that can be practiced and used intentionally for coping during labor. Along with those effective tools, enrollees will dive deep into the philosophical realm, exploring birth through an ancient and illuminating yogic lens.

This yoga and meditation-based course was created by Stephanie Sorensen, CD, CBE, CYT, to fill in the gap in modern childbirth education. It represents thousands of hours of training and research in the practices of childbirth, meditation, and yoga. Bhava Birth combines and adapts all the best known methods of childbirth preparation, including Lamaze, Bradley, and Hypnobabies (which were derived from yogic concepts).

It is influenced by: Syl Carson (Bodhi Yoga), Bruce Newman (Calm Birth), Pam England (Birthing From Within), Gurmukh (Khalsa Way), Rebecca Dekker (Evidence Based Birth), and Frederick Leboyer's works. Instead of having to read 50 different books about childbirth preparation, the Bhava Birth manual compiles it all into one! Whatever ends up being your birth experience, it's the perfect opportunity for transformation. Let us give you the childbirth tools you need to become the very best version of YOU.

Is this course only for those seeking an unmedicated birth? Nope! This course is a powerful preparation for ALL birthers and EVERY kind of birth. We explore evidence-based practices, help you discover your own personal preferences, and teach you the pros and cons of every intervention (all of which have a perfect time and place)--so that you can thrive in whatever path you choose. At Bhava Birth, we teach that when each intervention is thoughtfully chosen rather than "done to you" non-consensually, birthers can thrive and give birth without trauma or regret.

This course is eclectic, holistic, & comprehensive! We uphold all birthers rights and choices. We believe in consent to touch and personal sovereignty. We prepare you to give birth in your power.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Sacred Space part 1
  • Chapter 2 - Sacred Space part 2
  • Chapter 3 - Sacred Space part 3
  • Chapter 4- Meditation part 1
  • Chapter 5- Meditation part 2
  • Chapter 6- Meditation part 3
  • Chapter 7- Meditation part 4
  • Chapter 8- Partner-Supported Labor part 1
  • Chapter 9- Partner-Supported Labor part 2
  • Chapter 10- Birth Descent part 1
  • Chapter 11- Birth Descent part 2
  • Chapter 12- Birth Descent part 3
  • Chapter 13- Birth Descent part 4
  • Chapter14- Birth Descent part 5
  • Chapter 15- Postpartum Ascent part 1
  • Chapter 16- Postpartum Ascent part 2
  • Bonus: 7 birth professional interviews
  • Bonus: 4 trimester specific yoga classes
  • Bonus: Mandala Yoga Sequence
  • Bonus: Fire Burning ritual
  • Bonus: Mother's Circle
  • 19 Guided Meditation Mp3 Tracks
  • 16 Pranayama Mp3 Tracks
  • 350+ page manual (mailed to your home)

Course Features

  • Printable Worksheets
  • 12 hours of video
  • Time to Complete: 12 hours
  • Language: English
  • Access for 12 months
  • Subtitles: NO
  • Certificate